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University of Winnipeg Takes Leadership Role in Aboriginal University Education Strategy

May 23, 2007
For Immediate Release

WINNIPEG –University of Winnipeg President & Vice-Chancellor Lloyd Axworthy, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine and Manitoba Métis Federation President David Chartrand will host 20 university presidents at a historic roundtable at UWinnipeg May 24, 2007. Under UWinnipeg’s leadership, Canadian university presidents will come together for the first time to examine critical issues of access, retention and university success for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students and develop a strategy to move forward together.

by NationTalk on May 25, 2007882 Views

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Media Advisory – Northern Premiers Gather for Forum in Whitehorse

WHITEHORSE, May 24 – Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie will welcome Northwest Territories Premier Joseph Handley and Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik to the fifth annual Northern Premiers’ Forum in Whitehorse this weekend.

by NationTalk on May 25, 2007800 Views

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BC’s Auditor General Denies Minister Reid’s Claims on Child Care Spending

NEWS EDITORS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BC families are the only families in Canada struggling today with funding cuts to the child care programs they rely on. Yet, the BC government would have you believe that they had no choice in the matter –the accountants forced them to spend the last of a federal child care transfer payment by March 31 of this year, and then slash services.

by NationTalk on May 25, 2007944 Views

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Notice of Kitselas Elections

May 24, 2007
Notice of Kitselas Elections

N O T I C E is hereby given to the electors of the Kitselas First Nation that a poll will be held to elect a chief and five (5) councillors, and that the poll will be held as per the following:

by NationTalk on May 25, 2007884 Views

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Attorney General To Honour Crime Prevention Award Winners

Manitoba Government
May 24, 2007
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First Rev. Harry Lehotsky Award For Community Activism to be Presented Tonight

The 2007 Manitoba Attorney General Safer Communities Awards, the National Crime Prevention Strategy Award and the Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards will be presented to recipients this evening, Attorney General Dave Chomiak has announced.

by NationTalk on May 25, 20071349 Views

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Ontario Invests In First Nations Wilderness Resort

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
May 24, 2007 – 114

Investment Helps Moose Cree Foster Tourism And Cultural Education

SUDBURY – The McGuinty government is expanding the James Bay tourism sector by investing in the construction of a wilderness resort, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

by NationTalk on May 25, 2007882 Views

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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Awarded First Canada Council Art Bank Outreach Grant

News Releases – 2007

Ottawa, May 24, 2007 – The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the first beneficiary of a special program which uses original prints by Canadian artists to help young people and the broader public learn more about contemporary Canadian visual art.

by NationTalk on May 25, 2007810 Views

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Canada’s New Government Supports New Dance Horizons

REGINA, May 24, 2007 — On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women, Tom Lukiwski, Member of Parliament (Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre), today announced funding of up to $85,050 to New Dance Horizons for its 2007-2008 season.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007830 Views

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More than $16 Million in New Affordable Housing Projects to Benefit Aboriginal Peoples

Alberta Government
May 24, 2007

Edmonton… Low-income Aboriginal people and their families living off-reserve in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Cache, Lac La Biche, Lethbridge, Lloydminster and Wabasca will benefit from 370 new affordable housing units approved for funding in their communities.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007823 Views

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Platinex Permitted by Court Order to Proceed with Drilling Program on its Big Trout Lake Property

TORONTO, May 24 – Platinex Inc. (TSX Venture: PTX) today reported that the Ontario Superior Court has ordered that Platinex be permitted to commence phase one of its exploratory drill program on the Big Trout Lake property, located in the Kenora Mining District of Ontario.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007812 Views

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Important notice – Kanesatake Council Chiefs Taking Measures to Maintain the Community’s Essential Services

KANESATAKE, QC, May 24 – For your information, here is the important notice from May 17th.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007911 Views

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Canada’s New Government Helps Youth in Chatham-Kent-Essex

CHATHAM, ONTARIO–(May 24, 2007) – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced $413,193 in funding for Future Focus, a Goodwill Industries project to help youth in Ontario find and keep secure jobs.

by NationTalk on May 24, 20071978 Views

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First Nations Call on All Canadians to Stand With Us on June 29th, 2007

Issued at Gatineau, Quebec

May 23, 2007

The Assembly of First Nations calls on First Nations, Canadian citizens and corporations, to stand together to insist that the Government of Canada respond to the crisis in First Nations communities.

by NationTalk on May 24, 20071080 Views

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First Nations Leadership Council’s Justice Action Plan

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR BC FIRST NATIONS

The First Nations Leadership Council hosted a First Nations Justice Forum on May 14-16, 2007. The outcome of these meetings is a draft BC First Nations Justice Action Plan (attached). The draft Action Plan may also be viewed on the following websites: www.bcafn.ca, www.fns.bc.ca, and www.ubcic.bc.ca.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007783 Views

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Climate Change Action Planning Set To Begin

Yukon Government
FOR RELEASE #07-099
May 23, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Environment Minister Dennis Fentie will be welcoming delegates from around the territory this week as they begin a two day workshop to start the first phase in the development of the Yukon government’s Climate Change Action Plan.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007769 Views

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Indigenous Forum Discusses Implementation of Fourth Session’s Recommendations, Possible Study on Proper Protection of Traditional Knowledge

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Sixth Session
13th Meeting (PM)

The expert members of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues met this afternoon to discuss their future work, including ways to ensure more effective implementation of earlier recommendations, and proposals on a new questionnaire designed to streamline its report submission process. They also considered a concept paper outlining the parameters of a study on the extent to which customary laws should be reflected in national and international standards addressing traditional knowledge.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007784 Views

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Report On OPP Actions At 2006 Caledonia Incident Completed

CALEDONIA, ON, May 23 – An Ottawa Police Service investigation into the actions of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in Caledonia in June 2006 is completed.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007849 Views

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Funds Support Local Government Interests In Treaties

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007ARR0008-000665
May 23, 2007

Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

RICHMOND – The Province has provided $300,000 to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) to support programming and information-sharing that will help local governments build awareness and further understanding of their role within the context of a final treaty, announced Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong at the Final Treaty Agreements: Examining Local Government Interests conference hosted by UBCM today.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007838 Views

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Assembly of First Nations and The Canadian Red Cross Society Sign Agreement to Strengthen Capacity of Aboriginal Communities

OTTAWA, May 23 – As part of Aboriginal Awareness Week, the Assembly of First Nations and The Canadian Red Cross Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today in an effort to improve the quality of life, health, and safety of First Nations people across Canada.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007887 Views

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Gulf Islands School District Signs Aboriginal Agreement

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007EDU0081-000663
May 23, 2007

Ministry of Education

SALT SPRING ISLAND – Education Minister Shirley Bond and Aboriginal leaders and officials from the Gulf Islands board of education today announced the signing of B.C.’s 34th Aboriginal education enhancement agreement to help improve Aboriginal student performance.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007978 Views

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The First Nations of Quebec at the United Nations – Quebec Must Make Way to Joint Management of Ancestral Lands

NEW YORK, May 23 – At an event taking place as part of the 6th Session of the United Nations’ Permanent Forum on Indigenous People, representatives of the Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) have called on an urgent set up in Quebec, as well as in many other regions of the world, of joint management systems of ancestral lands and the natural resources lying both on and under the ground. “The time has come for a new relationship between Quebec and the First Nations, a new relationship that will allow us to better develop the territory and the resources, a new relation that will allow us to encourage a better regional development and would also insure a better cohabitation between Quebecers and Aboriginals,” said Chief of Pessamit, Raphael Picard who is taking part for a third year in the Permanent Forum.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007856 Views

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Indigenous Commission Launched to Focus on Information Communications Technologies

NEW YORK, May 23 – An Indigenous Commission for Development of Communications Technologies (ICT’s) in the Americas was launched today at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues meeting in New York. The Commission’s goals are to bring Indigenous peoples together with industry and relevant agencies to promote and support the use of ICT’s for legal, political, social, educational, cultural, spiritual and economic development.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007793 Views

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Special Projects Assistance Program Supports Yukon Museums

Yukon Government
FOR RELEASE #07-098
May 23, 2007

WHITEHORSE – Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor has announced that ten Yukon museums, interpretive centres and First Nation cultural/heritage centres, along with the Yukon Historical and Museums Association, will share in $300,000 to support special projects and new initiatives.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2007897 Views

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Non-Profit Society To Operate Friendship Lodge

INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2007FOR0069-000667
May 23, 2007

Ministry of Forests and Range
and Minister responsible for Housing
Northern Health

PRINCE GEORGE – The Province announced today that the Prince George Native Friendship Centre Society has been selected to operate a 30-unit supportive housing apartment complex proposed for 1656 Queensway.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2007893 Views

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Galore Creek Mining Project To Boost Northwest Economy

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007OTP0071-000670
May 23, 2007

Office of the Premier
Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

VANCOUVER – A joint venture announced today by NovaGold and Teck Cominco to develop a $2-billion US mine in the northwest will provide an economic boost to communities throughout the region, said Premier Gordon Campbell.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2007806 Views

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Accord Provides Hope for Aboriginal People

May 23, 2007, 2:36 p.m. EST

At CAW Council last April, the delegates passed a recommendation that CAW Council delegates write Prime Minister Harper demanding the government live up to the commitment made to the First Nations people under the Kelowna Accord.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2007830 Views

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Federal Level Screening Successfully Completed for East Toba and Montrose Run of River Project

Vancouver, BC — May 22, 2007 — Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX VENTURE: PCC) is pleased to announce that Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Transport Canada have rendered positive decisions in their environmental screening report for the East Toba/Montrose Run of River Hydroelectric project.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2007858 Views

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Canada’s New Government Provides Funding for Transitional Housing in Brandon

BRANDON, MANITOBA–(May 23, 2007) – Merv Tweed, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced $221,090 in federal homelessness funding for the Helping Our People Eliminate (HOPE) Homelessness project, an eight-unit apartment building in Brandon.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2007890 Views

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Policy Forum and Special Chiefs Assembly

May 22 to 23, 2007
Gatineau, Quebec

> Click here to watch the live webcast! (Realplayer required)

by NationTalk on May 23, 2007689 Views

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NovaGold and Teck Cominco Form Partnership to Build Galore Creek Mine

May 23, 2007 – Vancouver, British Columbia – NovaGold Resources Inc. and Teck Cominco Limited today announced the formation of a partnership that will invest US$2 billion to build the Galore Creek copper-gold mine in northwestern British Columbia. On closing of the transaction, NovaGold and Teck Cominco will each hold a 50% interest in the partnership.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2007918 Views

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Training Program Connects Young Aboriginal Adults with Film & TV Professionals

A select group of 12 young adults from Winnipeg, Dawson City and Siksika Nation in Alberta today begin 14 weeks of intensive film and TV training as part of NSI New Voices.

by NationTalk on May 23, 20071391 Views

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Love, Light & Healing in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

Spirits Rising Memorial Society
PRESS RELEASE – 22.05.07

Love, Light & Healing
in Downtown Eastside Vancouver
National Aboriginal Solidarity Day 2007

Spirits Rising Memorial Society is honoured to announce the inaugural Love, Light and Healing Ceremony, which will be held at 10am on National Aboriginal Solidarity Day, June 21st, 2007, in the centre of Main & Hastings Streets, in Downtown Eastside Vancouver.

by NationTalk on May 23, 20071062 Views

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Iroquois Nationals Lose in Overtime to Canada, 15 – 14

Metro Centre, Halifax, N.S., 20 May 2007 – The second-ever World Indoor Lacrosse gold-medal game featured the same two teams as the first championship in 2003, as the Iroquois Nationals squared off against Team Canada.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2007805 Views

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Ontario Invests In Toronto-Area Aboriginal Centres

Renovation Grants Improve Ability To Provide Better Services

TORONTO, May 22 – The Ontario government is investing in renovation projects for nine Toronto-area Aboriginal social services organizations to promote health and prosperity among urban Aboriginal peoples, Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs David Ramsay announced today.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2007931 Views

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Calls Upon Minister Prentice to Recognize Customary Council of Algonquins of Barriere Lake

OTTAWA, May 22 – National Chief Phil Fontaine will join Barriere Lake Chief Jean Maurice Matchewan and Clifford Lincoln, special advisor to the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, in calling for Minister Prentice to recognize the customary council as the legitimate leaders of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2007822 Views

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Canada’s New Government Helps Youth in Kitchener-Waterloo Gain Job Experience

KITCHENER, ONTARIO–(May 22, 2007) – The Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced $414,048 in funding for the Waterloo Region District School Board, in partnership with the Waterloo District Homebuilders Association, to help young people in Ontario find and keep jobs in the construction industry.

by NationTalk on May 23, 20071101 Views

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Plutonic Power Corporation: Federal Level Screening Successfully Completed for East Toba and Montrose Run of River Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(May 22, 2007) – Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX VENTURE:PCC) is pleased to announce that Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Transport Canada have rendered positive decisions in their environmental screening report for the East Toba/Montrose Run of River Hydroelectric project.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2007879 Views

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Agreement Supports Abbotsford Aboriginal Students

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2007EDU0080-000659
May 22, 2007

Ministry of Education

ABBOTSFORD – Abbotsford-Mount Lehman MLA Mike de Jong and Abbotsford-Clayburn MLA John van Dongen joined Aboriginal leaders and Abbotsford school district officials today to sign an Aboriginal education enhancement agreement to help improve Aboriginal student achievement.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2007869 Views

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Canada’s New Government Invests in Aboriginal Youth

May 22, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EDMONTON, Alberta— Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, today announced $489,731 in funding for the Wind Dancers Youth Pre-Employment Program for Aboriginal youth.

by NationTalk on May 23, 2007910 Views

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Aboriginal Peoples Given Stronger Voice in Health Research

OTTAWA, May 22 – Aboriginal Peoples will now have greater involvement in the planning, execution and sharing of research outcomes conducted with their communities, as a result of new research ethics guidelines recently released by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

by NationTalk on May 22, 2007859 Views

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Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Legacy Development Well Underway

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(May 22, 2007) – From new sport and community facilities to creating an enhanced talent pool of people with new skills, the delivery of legacies is a cornerstone of 2010 Winter Games planning. With fewer than 1,000 days to go until the Games, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) is pleased to report that planning for legacies is well underway.

by NationTalk on May 22, 2007983 Views

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Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations and The Canadian Red Cross Society to Sign Agreement During Aboriginal Awareness Week

OTTAWA, May 22 – National Chief Phil Fontaine, Assembly of First Nations, and Paul Wharram, Acting Secretary General of the Canadian Red Cross will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Assembly of First Nations Policy Forum/Special Chiefs Assembly on Wednesday, May 23, 2007.

by NationTalk on May 22, 2007829 Views

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FSIN Ready To Kick-Off The Peacekeepers Pedaling For Aboriginal People With Diabetes (PPAD)

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 16, 2007

(SASKATOON) FSIN Vice-Chief Guy Lonechild is linking up with many other community partners to kick off the Peacekeepers Pedaling for Aboriginal People with Diabetes (PPAD) bike tour on May 22, 2007 in Saskatoon.

by NationTalk on May 22, 20071108 Views

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Government Boosts Family and Community Support Services by $3 million

May 22, 2007
Alberta News Release

Alberta government enhances support to communities

Edmonton…The Alberta government is building on its services for children and families by providing nearly $3 million to enhance Family and Community Support (FCSS) programs. These new funds will help meet increased demands and rising costs of services and help address the unique challenges of small, rural communities.

by NationTalk on May 22, 2007813 Views

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Province Hosts National Student Conference on the Environment

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Education
May 22, 2007

The following statement was issued by the Honourable Joan Burke, Minister of Education. It was also read in the House of Assembly:

I was at Memorial University this morning to welcome more than 100 students from across Canada for a week-long national forum. The Interchange on Canadian Studies offers young Canadians the opportunity to participate in a bilingual forum on issues of importance to the country. This year’s conference is focused on the environment.

by NationTalk on May 22, 2007678 Views

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National Day of Healing and Reconciliation

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

NDHR is pleased to announce our National Launch will be hosted by the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto. The event will be held Saturday, May 26 2007 at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto 16 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario. The National Launch begins at 10:30 am with coffee and refreshments, followed by presentations and musical performances highlighted by keynote speaker, Mr. Bob Watts Interim Executive Director for the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada Truth and Reconciliation Commission. After a light lunch, people are invited to participate in break-out workshops focussing on healing. For more information or to find out how you can contribute, contact Sharon MacAlpine Program Coordinator, Investing in Women’s Futures Program, Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto, 191 Gerrard St E, Toronto ON. PH:416.963.9963 x 239

by NationTalk on May 22, 20071127 Views

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31st Annual Odawa Pow Wow Announced

Ottawa – ONTARIO: The Odawa Native Friendship Centre is hosting its 31st Annual Pow Wow from May 25th to May 27th, 2007 in Ottawa. This Annual Pow Wow brings people together during a time when it is needed most; to reflect on the importance of family, friends, community and community partners. It provides an opportunity to give thanks and to celebrate the “sacredness of life” with family, friends and neighbours, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal alike.

by NationTalk on May 22, 20075051 Views

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Media Advisory – Minister Jim Prentice to Deliver Keynote Address at Climate Change Seminar

OTTAWA, May 21 – The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, and Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Environment and Energy Security, will deliver the keynote address at “Climate Change: An Opportunity for a Bi-Lateral Approach”, a seminar co-hosted by the Public Policy Forum and the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, Canada Institute.

by NationTalk on May 22, 2007711 Views

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National Film Board: Finding Dawn

Saskatoon Sun of Sunday May 20, 2007 at page 27 reports that the National Film Board (NFB) and the First Nations University of Canada

“are proud to present the Saskatoon premiere of NFB’s award-winning feature-length documentary Finding Dawn at the Broadway Theatre on Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m.”

by NationTalk on May 22, 20071110 Views

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